Kolcaba Theory Of Comfort Case Study

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I. Introduction with a brief summary of the theory Kolcaba 's Theory of Comfort was first developed in the 1990s. This is a theory and has the potential to place comfort in the forefront of health-care. Comfort is a basic need. The model; comfort is an immediate desirable outcome of nursing care. The environment is any aspect of the patient, family, or institutional surroundings that can be manipulated by a nurse or loved one in order to enhance comfort. Health is considered to be optimal functioning in the patient, as defined by the patient, group, family, or community. Comfort can occur for the patient as physical, psycho-spiritual, environmental, and socio-cultural. Malinowski, A., & Stamler, L. (2002). II. Discuss why this theory was chosen I chose this theory because as a nurse, I believe for the patient to begin healing they need to have comfort. The body, mind and soul. The concept of comfort being a basic human need and to be pursued by all…show more content…
al.’s, (2009). Another advantage according to (Dennis, et. al.’s, (2010). research findings indicate that quiet time in a chaotic, noisy neuro-intensive care unit can create an atmosphere of healing and recuperation. The “quiet time” intervention has not yet been studied in the emergency department. A quiet time protocol was derived from comfort theory to promote comfort across the contexts of care. A patient 's sleep, which is essential for multiple physiological and psychological processes. Numerous mechanical devices as well as hospital routines and procedures can significantly impair a patient 's ability to sleep. Sleep deprivation has been linked to rising incidence of patient falls, confusion, and increased use of medication and restraints (Mazer,

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